Five things to do in marseille
1 Lose yourself in the narrow passageways and tiny shops of Le Panier (right), the oldest part of the city.
2Stop for coffee in Le Cours Julien, a contemporary 'street' courtyard that's graffiti-decorated, tree-lined and chilled out.
3Marvel at the city's rooftops and salute La Bonne Mere from La Gare Saint Charles, the city's train station.
4Go diving or canoeing in Les Calanques, under-water canyons with crystal clear waters.
5Enjoy an evening beer or pastis (pastaga in this part of France) in Le Longchamps Palace bar, a real Marseille bar true to its original Art Deco style.